Grasses http://hayandforage.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Will Stem Maggots Push Up Southeastern Hay Prices? http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices <div class="field-deck"> Bermudagrass pest control could be passed on to buyers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An Alabama grower may raise his hay prices if bermudagrass stem maggots need to be controlled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/will-stem-maggots-push-southeastern-hay-prices#comments Grasses Hay Marketing Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 25151 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Keeping bermudagrass stem maggots in check could affect buyers of Southeastern hay this year, says Alabama grower Thomas Ridgeway.</p> Photo: Circle R Farms Legumes Match Nitrogen In Tall Fescue Study http://hayandforage.com/grasses/legumes-match-nitrogen-tall-fescue-study <div class="field-deck"> Pasture mixture delivers forage yields and steer gains </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pasture mixtures of tall fescue and a legume delivered forage yields and steer gains equal to those from pure tall fescue fertilized with nitrogen.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/legumes-match-nitrogen-tall-fescue-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/legumes-match-nitrogen-tall-fescue-study#comments Grasses Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0000 24991 at http://hayandforage.com Controlled-Release Nitrogen Improves Bermudagrass Yield http://hayandforage.com/grasses/controlled-release-nitrogen-improves-bermudagrass-yield <div class="field-deck"> Researchers recommend blending urea with nitrogen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Blending urea with a controlled-release nitrogen product improved season-long bermudagrass yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/controlled-release-nitrogen-improves-bermudagrass-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/controlled-release-nitrogen-improves-bermudagrass-yield#comments Grasses Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:02:00 +0000 25001 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Neil Tietz A New Sorghum For Biofuels http://hayandforage.com/grasses/new-sorghum-biofuels <div class="field-byline"> Jennifer Cross </div> <div class="field-deck"> New crop could expand opportunities for farmers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High-biomass sorghum, a new energy crop, could soon be grown for biofuels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/new-sorghum-biofuels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/new-sorghum-biofuels#comments Grasses Biofuels Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:28:00 +0000 24741 at http://hayandforage.com Seed Teff Grass In Narrow Rows http://hayandforage.com/grasses/seed-teff-grass-narrow-rows <div class="field-deck"> It improves summer forage yield, may be used for grain </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Teff grass shows potential for improving summer forage production in Virginia. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/seed-teff-grass-narrow-rows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/seed-teff-grass-narrow-rows#comments Grasses Teff Grass Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:30:00 +0000 24621 at http://hayandforage.com <p>This windrow of teff, an annual grass, is about dry enough to bale into small squares for the horse-hay market.&nbsp;</p> Cattle Don’t Prefer Friendly Fescues http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues <div class="field-deck"> They like meadow brome and orchardgrass better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Soft leaves and lack of fungal endophyte didn’t improve cattle’s taste for tall fescue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/livestock/cattle-don-t-prefer-friendly-fescues#comments Grasses LIVESTOCK Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:02:00 +0000 24591 at http://hayandforage.com Photo: Fae Holin Bermudagrass Hay Prices Dip In Arkansas http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-hay-prices-dip-arkansas <div class="field-deck"> Low-quality round bales sell for $20/ton; large squares drop by $30/ton </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Excess supplies have pushed down bermudagrass hay prices in northern Arkansas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-hay-prices-dip-arkansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-hay-prices-dip-arkansas#comments Grasses Hay Marketing Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:53:00 +0000 23681 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Bermudagrass hay prices in Arkansas have stalled out, says grower Jamey Styles, pictured here with his wife, Angela, and their five children.</p> Photo: Styles Farms Risks And Rewards To Growing Bioenergy Grasses http://hayandforage.com/grasses/risks-and-rewards-growing-bioenergy-grasses <div class="field-deck"> Publication outlines potential policy impacts, financial prospects </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new guide explains financial risks and rewards of growing miscanthus or switchgrass for bioenergy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/risks-and-rewards-growing-bioenergy-grasses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/risks-and-rewards-growing-bioenergy-grasses#comments Grasses Biofuels Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:25:00 +0000 23571 at http://hayandforage.com <p>Miscanthus, above, is one of two bioenergy grasses being examined in a new University of Missouri Extension publication.</p> Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Pops Up In Kentucky http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-pops-kentucky <div class="field-deck"> The pest has spread across Southeast in recent years </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Bermudagrass stem maggots have been spotted in Kentucky.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-pops-kentucky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-pops-kentucky#comments Grasses Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:44:00 +0000 23191 at http://hayandforage.com <p>The yellowed bermudagrass, at left, was damaged by bermudagrass stem maggots. Infested fields look frosted. At right is a stem split to show infestion.</p> Photos: Kentucky Pest News Bermudagrass Quality Declines More Slowly Than Bahiagrass Quality http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-quality-declines-more-slowly-bahiagrass-quality <div class="field-deck"> Dry matter intakes similar when harvested at five weeks </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The quality of bermudagrass dropped more slowly with maturity than that of bahiagrass in study by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-quality-declines-more-slowly-bahiagrass-quality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hayandforage.com/grasses/bermudagrass-quality-declines-more-slowly-bahiagrass-quality#comments Grasses Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:13:00 +0000 23011 at http://hayandforage.com